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I love Benefit products and the only reason I don't always buy Benefit is because it's generally quite expensive. I don't really begrudge the fact that it's more expensive because it is just such good quality, but it does mean that I can't always buy every product whenever I like! I do search for offers every now and again though, and I recently came up with an offer for a tube of Benefit Maybe Baby Body Lotion for just £17.45 - which was reduced considerably from when I last bought it. I bought it online from a website called "Cheap Smells" (www.cheapsmells.com) - and so I snatched it up!
The lotion comes in a plastic peach tube that has Maybe Baby written on the side of it. The tube is packaged inside a cardboard box which has a comprehensive user information leaflet within it which is worth reading before you apply for the first time. I do prefer lotions that come in a pot as opposed to a tube because I feel I have more control over how much of the lotion I take out at any one time, and if I take too much out then I can put it back. In addition to this, I always feel that there is quite a lot of lotion wasted by being stuck to the tube - but maybe this is me being a bit pedantic! Having said that, the lotion does come out of the tube nicely and easily and it's fairly easy to judge how to get the appropriate amount out. It has a screw top and so it can obviously be resealed between uses.
The cream is a creamy white colour and has quite a nice consistency to it that means that it is easily applied to my skin and that a little goes a long way. It's just a matter of applying and then moisturising the lotion into the skin in all the areas that you want it. I tend to concentrate on certain areas like my arms and legs, but it is an all over body lotion and so it can be used in all external areas. When the lotion is applied it is not cooling or soothing, but instead it is silky and feels quite sensuous and sexy. I also like how the lotion absorbs fully within a few minutes without any sticky residue although it does leave a shimmery sheen which looks pretty nice really.
This lotion does moisturise, but if you're looking for a heavy duty moisturiser then this isn't it. Where this is good is that it gives you a gentle moisturiser, but it also makes my skin feel silky soft and gives that nice shimmery sheen I mentioned earlier. It also has a really lovely fragrance to it which hangs around for hours. The fragrance is quite subtle, but it is a fresh, floral and summery aroma which puts me in the mood for just about anything.
Overall, I think this is a really lovely lotion and I will plan to buy it again. I have to admit that I will sometimes use it on top of moisturiser if I feel that my skin is very dry and this works really well also.
Maybe baby body lotion
I like the Benefit range of cosmetics and body treats, so when I spotted this on half price offer whilst scouring the internet I decided to give it a go.
The body lotion is described as "a warm and inviting fragrance that captures a playful tumble of white blossoms." Quite a poetic start for a body lotion!
The product comes in the obligatory and in my opinion, unnecessary box, which can be recycled. Inside the box is the 200ml tube of body lotion which has a screw on/off lid. The bottle itself is plastic and pale pink in colour with bits of information about the product on the back, but written in such a way as to make you think you are getting something really tempting. This is apparently the product for "bare skin beauty" and is a "flirtatious body lotion"
I unscrew the lid to see exactly what this is all about and when I give it a squeeze the body lotion comes out easily. Its not as thick as I expected it to be but then again it is a lotion and not a cream so it will be easier to apply to the skin. It is white in colour and has a definite floral scent. I cant distinguish what the exact smell is but it is very feminine and I do like it. Apparently the notes are: Apricot, White Ginger, Fresh Water Blossoms, Himalayan Poppy, and Warm Peach so this would explain the floral smell.
The instructions on the back of the bottle tell me to apply the product to my whole body (although rather more poetically) which I tend to do after a bath. It does go on easily and because its not overly thick it doesn't take too much massaging into the skin for it to be absorbed by the skin. What I didn't notice when I first dispensed it onto my hands is that it does leave the body with little shimmering highlights. These are quite subtle and whilst they would add a nice twist to skin if going out they are not so obvious that it becomes uncomfortable when just bathing and then into pjs! I have found with some products that the addition of shimmery bits can make the product less moisturising but thi is not the case with this body lotion; it does moisturise my skin, and leaves no sticky residue.
The product is available in chemists and online and although the RRP is about £20 (not cheap) there are lots of discounts to be found online.
This is a decent enough body lotion which does the job well. It is easy to apply and a little goes a long way. I like the smell which is floral but not overpowering.
The main sticking point for me is the price. I think £20 is rather steep for a body lotion and regardless how good it is there are lotions out there which do the job at a fraction of the cost.
I would recommend this as a body lotion and great if you get it as a present but I don't think I would be tempted to buy it for myself as an everyday kind of purchase.
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